Kwame Kwei-Armah

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Changing Destiny review – Ben Okri’s sketchy foray into ancient Egypt
Kwame Kwei-Armah’s adaptation of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian poem is ambitious and visually stunning, but Ben Okri’s script is too broadbrush

Arifa Akbar

01, Aug, 2021 @10:09 AM

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Spike Lee: Lord of misrule set to shake up Cannes Film Festival
The inspirational ‘godfather of black movie making’ will bring a much-needed mix of controversy and fun as the festival returns to the Croisette

Vanessa Thorpe

04, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Young Vic to livestream all future productions, says artistic director
Kwame Kwei-Armah says theatre can never go back to being something that can only be experienced by physically being there

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

06, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘The heat is on’: top theatres act to root out ‘system failure’ of racism
The Young Vic and Royal Court are rethinking their work practices to unpick centuries of ingrained attitudes – and achieve ‘the miracle of equality’

Arifa Akbar

13, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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David Harewood: 'I felt that they wanted me to go on TV, talk, and cry. I was a news item’
The British actor on his new documentary about Covid and people of colour, his breakdown aged 23, and having days left to finish his memoir

Kate Kellaway

28, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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A midsummer night's sax comedy: the return of the lost Shakespeare jazz musical
It had the hottest musicians, the coolest singers – and Louis Armstrong playing Bottom. But Swingin’ the Dream was a $2m flop. Can the RSC breathe new life into this big band take on the bard?

James Shapiro

06, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Standing ovation: Spike Lee to direct musical about Viagra
The director’s next project after Da 5 Bloods is based on a 2018 Esquire article and will be co-written by Kwame Kwei-Armah

Andrew Pulver

18, Nov, 2020 @10:50 AM

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Joy, radicalism and bare bottoms: the Young Vic turns 50
The giant street party has been cancelled. But there are still plans to celebrate the theatre that wowed young crowds, championed black playwrights and conjured finales from Italian cuisine

Michael Billington

07, Sep, 2020 @3:39 PM

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‘We must give black talent the stage’ says Young Vic's Kwame Kwei-Armah
Playwright and director says BLM and the lockdown have prompted him to stage an ambitious season of black work

Vanessa Thorpe

15, Aug, 2020 @1:17 PM

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Clint Dyer replaces Dominic Cooke to direct Bob Marley musical
The conversation about race ‘has changed in theatre, as it has across society’, says original director of the show Get Up, Stand Up!

Chris Wiegand

22, Jul, 2020 @11:39 AM

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The 50 best theatre shows of the 21st century
A hip-hop history lesson, a dizzy Dahl musical and a continent-hopping barbershop … we pick the finest new works of theatre since 2000

Michael Billington, Alexis Soloski, Catherine Love, Mark Fisher and Chris Wiegand

17, Sep, 2019 @2:43 PM

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The week in theatre: Tree; Invisible Cities; Peter Gynt – review
Tree is less exciting than the row about its authorship

Susannah Clapp

14, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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